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Taking questions directly from the audience and extrapolating from there, composer, saxophonist, Tzadik record label owner, and MacArthur Fellow John Zorn, talks about his work and the avant-garde music scene as he sees it. Joined by moderator Larry Ochs of the ROVA Saxopone Quartet and percussionist William Winant, Zorn discusses a number of topics including the use of texts in musical compositions; the influence of Judaism on his music; the process of composing 300 tunes in a matter of months; working within and for a community of composers and performers; the traditional packaging of music versus downloads; and Zorn’s early foray into performance art with his Theater of Musical Optics. Never one to be shy about his opinions Zorn is in a typical feisty mood during this engaging give and take with the audience.
This movie is part of the collection: Other Minds Video Archive
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: ROVA: Improv:21: Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Free Improvisation; John Zorn
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States
Subject: Improv 21: = Q + A: An Informance with John Zorn
Great interview with Zorn. Very highly recommended!